The Joy of Intimacy

This week Aeon published my essay, The Joy of Intimacy, which looks at love and intimacy in the age of polyamory. It had an amazing response on Twitter and became one of Aeon’s most popular articles of the month with 15,000 views on the first day and 45,000 plus views two days later. You can…

Starman

Full of the swaggering adventures of a father, set against the quieter domestic adventure of a single-parent family in Islington in the 1970s. STARMAN is about the many faces of addiction and the erasure of common human connection in its painful intergenerational legacy.

The Fog and the Sea

Yesterday it was my birthday and also the publication day for an essay I’ve written about my father’s struggle with alcohol. You can read it here: https://granta.com/the-fog-and-the-sea/ Granta actually had a different piece of mine, which they were due to publish, when I sent the editor, Luke Neima, this piece. He liked them equally, but couldn’t…

High over South London

Three bodies, white underwear, bare skin, in troubled sleep on a mattress on the floor. One on his back, corpse-straight, chest and shoulders broad and flat, a T-shirt round his head like a badly wrapped turban. A second tucked like an embryo, his shape too small for his man feet and legs: a crooked body,…